music as medicine: personalized dementia care in ruskin
Have you ever heard a song that instantly transports you back in time? The right music can bring old memories to life: driving in your first car, hanging out with friends, dancing with your sweetheart. Music enhances one's quality of life at any age, and the effects are amplified for those with dementia.That's why we've partnered with the non-profit organization Music & Memory to bring personalized iPod playlists to our residents. Specialized staff members are trained to create customized playlists for our seniors with their favorite songs, from golden oldies to big band hits and show tunes.Music touches human beings on a deeper level that goes beyond the cognitive brain. It can be a powerful medicine that provides a way for patients to connect and makes the day a little brighter.